Harold Wayne Shearer

25 April 1926–7 July 2013 (Age 87)
Grant Township, Story, Iowa, United States

The Life of Harold Wayne

When Harold Wayne Shearer was born on 25 April 1926, in Grant Township, Story, Iowa, United States, his father, Willard Leroy Shearer, was 40 and his mother, Martha Kate Vogt, was 34. He married Nina Avise on 5 September 1964, in Iowa, United States. He lived in Ames, Story, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Boone, Iowa, United States in 2006. He died on 7 July 2013, in Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Nevada, Story, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harold Wayne Shearer
Nina Avise
Marriage: 5 September 1964

Spouse and Children

5 September 1964
Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 8

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 23

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’; an occupational name for a sheep shearer or someone who used scissors to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Harold Shearer in household of Willard Shearer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harold W Shearer in household of Willard Shearer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harold W Shearer in entry for Nina Avise Pritchard Shearer, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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